Subject: Re: Newsgroups From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: Fri, 10 May 2002 23:41:44 GMT Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * "Biep @ http://www.biep.org/" <email@example.com> | (1) If postings are inappropriate, it is probably correct to confront the | prepetrator, if necessary including a reprimand. | | (2) Verbal abuse, such as calling others fools or idiots, is in principle | totally unacceptable to me. | - This is a place to discuss ideas and opinions, maybe passionately; | not people Then why do you attack me viciously the way you do? You have provided some clues: you are a deeply religious person and appear to believe that the ethics you demand of others does not apply to yourself at all. This is the kind of evil that mankind has had to deal with for ages, usually by having to kill the religious morons. This still goes on. Please move to a country where they would treat you like you deserve. | - Anybody posting here is obviously from that fact not an idiot in the | clinical sense. Therefore calling someone an idiot is meant to hurt (and | it DOES hurt). Comparable arguments hold for many of the other terms | used in verban abuse. No, idiot, it is an indication that the behavior displayed, such as your behavior and hypocrisy, is that of an idiot, and that if that person wishes _not_ to appear to be an idiot, he better change it. You would never understand this, because you have already given enough clues to suspect that you think you areare always the righteous guy and everybody else is wrong. Thus your hypocrisy is not even a problem to you. | But if some of the heat can be removed by creating another newsgroup, why | not? Why not shut the fuck up with your hypocrisy and just go away, instead? -- In a fight against something, the fight has value, victory has none. In a fight for something, the fight is a loss, victory merely relief. 70 percent of American adults do not understand the scientific process.